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Where There Is Love

by Stacie Hoppman on October 12,2022 in Camp Talk Growing Faith with No Comments

Where There Is Love

“Kids go where there is excitement, but they stay where there is love.” -Zig Ziglar The above quote tells us so much about why kids come back to summer camp year after year. Think about the excitement of one week of camp for a child. Even before they arrive, there is so much anticipation. They... read more

From Generation to Generation

by Stacie Hoppman on September 7,2022 in Growing Faith Summer Camp with No Comments

From Generation to Generation

There’s a famous quote from the book of Esther where Mordecai, her uncle and guardian, says to her, “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther has found herself in a unique situation. She has been plucked from her home and her people, crowned... read more

5 Life Lessons from Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on April 28,2022 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with 1 Comment

5 Life Lessons from Camp

There are a lot of things kids learn from spending time away at summer camp. Here are five life lessons that we think are important: 1. Build Relationships The skill of making new friends is vastly underestimated. At camp, kids are placed in small groups to help them feel more comfortable. Within these groups, it... read more

Spring is Coming

by Stacie Hoppman on March 4,2022 in Growing Faith with No Comments

Spring is Coming

“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” John 12:24 The taste of warmer weather has us aching for springtime here at Camp Wyoming. It’s hard to remember the woods full of green... read more

Perfectionism and Summer Camp: Giving Kids a Safe Place to Fail

by Stacie Hoppman on February 8,2022 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

Perfectionism and Summer Camp: Giving Kids a Safe Place to Fail

When I (Stacie) was a child, I had a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist. Okay, okay…I still have that tendency. I struggled with anything that I didn’t feel like I could be “the best” at. I was generally a good student and loved to read. In fact, as punishment when I misbehaved... read more